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History & Timeline
« on: February 16, 2017, 10:07:45 PM »
The History
of Witchlight

It’s been a century since she was overthrown, but Witch’s shadow still hangs over the Realms. Even for the short-lived races who’ve seen generations since she last ruled Ebon Askavi still speak her name in hushed tones. They used to say that Witch was the closest to the Darkness, the living embodiment of Mother Night’s will. 

If so, Mother Night made a mistake.

Perhaps it would not have been so bad if she had ruled for a few decades. But she was Dhemlanese, and her rule was measured in centuries. No individual could stand against her Black Jewel. No single Territory could hope to oppose her might. Askavi was the first to fall to her, the proud Eyrien race brought low under Witch’s power. But they were not the last, and her influence crept through the Realms like a thick, dark, and inescapable fog. In the end, we had to rebel or be subsumed completely.

Every Territory who participated in the rebellion had its own reasons, its own history of misuse and abuse at the hands of Witch.  But what mattered was that we all rebelled together.  Alone, none could stand against her.  Together, we only just managed.

It was not without cost. Many lives were lost, of course. We expected that. What no one expected was Witch’s final act of revenge. Her death triggered a spell that ripped through the Realms, tearing apart the Winds, and destabilizing the Dark Gates. We never realized how much we all depended on the Winds until they were gone.

We managed. We learned to use the transportation networks the landens used, and slowly, as the years and then decades went by, the Winds started to return and stabilize. It’s still dangerous to ride anything lighter than the Purple Dusk, but things are slowly starting to return to normal. 
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Re: History
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2020, 09:17:16 AM »
The Timeline
of Important Events

Witch's Reign
Known as the Black Age, Witch's reign lasted 600 years.

Summer AW101
The Territory Court of Little Terreille is murdered.

Spring AW102
A Red Birthright Queen is discovered hidden by a coven of Black Widows in Askavi.

Winter AW102
A dragon rises from beneath the hills of Dena Nehele and lays waste to the territory.

Spring AW103
A group of men enter to Keep and set off a trap that destroys the Winds and causes a violent chain reaction across the Realms.
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